Binge has unveiled an 18 storey portrait to promote The Undoing.
The 18.4 x 36.8 metre painting at the Top of the Town in Darlinghurst, with a (passing) likeness to Nicole Kidman, is the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. It was created by 11 artists and took over two weeks to create with a number of delays due to wind and rain.
Tyson Hunter from Apparition Media said: “After nearly three weeks of project planning and painting, we’re so excited to finally reveal this stunning portrait to Australia. This has been an incredible undertaking from the team who have pounced and painted, with a few stops and starts caused by some very unpredictable weather.”
Binge Executive Director, Alison Hurbert-Burns says: “We’re so excited to be able to share The Undoing with Australia. Not only is it some of the world’s best drama, but it stars Nicole Kidman – so we just had to do something big to celebrate the show in her hometown. And what better way to mark the year’s biggest thriller, with the biggest portrait Australia has ever seen.
“The underlying theme of The Undoing is that ‘nothing stays hidden’. Finding a way to demonstrate the twists and turns of the show on a massive scale has been a lot of fun, as has keeping Sydney-siders guessing!”
The portrait will ‘come undone’ as it unravels into a second artwork from next Tuesday. The project is temporary and will be painted over and restored back to its original state after November 23.